Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Robots Have Rights Too?

I'm glad some one is thinking ahead. As robots get more sophisticated, acquire artificial intelligence and develop personalities, we should afford them the same rights that humans enjoy.
"There will be people who can’t distinguish that so we need to have ethical rules to make sure we as humans interact with robots in an ethical manner so we do not move our boundaries of what is acceptable."
"If granted full rights, states will be obligated to provide full social benefits to them including income support, housing and possibly robo-healthcare to fix the machines over time,"

But at what point in time will a robot be classified as a "person" instead of an object? Who will be the one to decide when a robot reaches "personhood"? The biggest question I have is, why are they ready to grant robots rights which they denied to our unborn children? We are truly a really sick society.

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